List Of Ted Talks

Ted Talks Featured In The Book “Talk Like TED”


The book “Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds”, see here, recommends several Ted Talks. These Ted Talks are enumerated in the following.

TED Talks By Book Chapter

Remark: As of 2023-01, this is a work in progress.

  • Chapter 0 “Introduction”
  • Chapter 1 “Unleash the Master Within”
    • “It’s not fair having 12 pairs of legs” by Aimee Mullins. “Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs — she’s got a dozen amazing pairs — and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height … Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.” []
    • “Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model” by Cameron Russell. “Cameron Russell admits she won “a genetic lottery”: she’s tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don’t judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.” []
    • “Life at 30,000 feet” by Richard Branson. “Richard Branson talks to TED’s Chris Anderson about the ups and the downs of his career, from his multibillionaire success to his multiple near-death experiences — and reveals some of his (very surprising) motivations.” []
    • “My stroke of insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor. “Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.” []
    • “8 secrets of success” by Richard St. John. “Why do people succeed? Is it because they’re smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.” []
    • “Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!” by Ernesto Sirolli. “When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice on what works will help any entrepreneur.” []
  • Chapter 2 “Master the Art of Storytelling”
  • Chapter 3 “Have a Conversation”
  • Chapter 4 “Teach Me Something New”
  • Chapter 5 “Deliver Jaw-Dropping Moments”
  • Chapter 6 “Lighten Up”
  • Chapter 7 “Stick to the 18-Minute Rule”
  • Chapter 8 “Paint a Mental Picture with Multisensory Experiences”
  • Chapter 9 “Stay in Your Lane”